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WebACT - Whats New...

19 Dec 2017 - WebACT going offline...

The current implementation of WebACT has become unmaintainable due to relying on obsolete software, and unfortunately we have not had the resources to rebuild the system around newer technology. The current implementation will consequently need to be imminently retired, therefore will be unavailable for some time. We hope to be able to replace the core functionality of the system with a new version some time next year. Apologies for the inconvenience.

11 Jan 2007 - New Prebuilt Comparisons Available

The WebACT Database hase been updated, and now contains 224785 comparisons from 670 sequences (an increase from 98790 comparisons from 444 sequences). The majority of sequences already in the database have been updated to the latest versions.

12 Dec 2005 - WebACT database updated...

The WebACT database has been updated, using the latest data available from the Genome Reviews database. There are now 444 sequences in the database, from 201 organsisms. Additionally, updates have been applied to existing sequences where appropriate. The full lists of new and updated sequences are available here. The update system should now run automatically every month

05 Sep 2005 - WebACT paper published in Bioinformatics

An application note describing WebACT has been published in Bioinformatics. The reference for the paper is Abbott, J.C. et al (2005) WebACT - an online companion for the Artemis Comparison Tool, Bioinformatics 21(18):3665-3666. Please cite this paper should you use WebACT in your work.

22 Jul 2005 - On-the-fly sequence comparisons can now be generated from RefSeq IDs

In addition to being able to generate comparisons using EMBL IDs or accession numbers, WebACT now also supports the use of RefSeq IDs. The RefSeq database aims to provide a comprehensive non-redundant set of sequences. Further information on RefSeq is available from the NCBI.